Record

Reference numberMOB/029
LevelItem
TitleRegulator clock by John Shelton
ArtistShelton, John
Date1760s
DescriptionA long-case regulator in a veneered mahogany case with three legs. The face comprises a large minutes outer dial, a smaller inner seconds dial and 'John Shelton London' inscription. The pendulum is visible via a glass pane at the bottom of the case. One of five regulators John Shelton made for the Royal Society in the 1760s; this one accompanied Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages in the Pacific Ocean.
Extent1 timepiece
FormatTimepiece
MaterialsWood, brass, glass
Access statusOpen
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
URLhttps://pictures.royalsociety.org/image-rs-8470
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8183Cook; James (1728 - 1779)1728 - 1779
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